Archive for the ‘The Writing Process’ Category

How to Love a Squash: Pat Zietlow Miller on Finding the Universal Truth in a Picture Book

Think about your favorite picture books. Lyrical text. Gorgeous or whimsical art. Endings that make you smile, sigh or shriek with delight. And something else – satisfaction. A satisfaction that makes you want to read them again and again and … Continue reading

 

Ah, Those Secondary Characters

Your story sings when your secondary character (SC) is on the scene. Your plot comes alive when your SC is around.Your readers beg to see more of your SC. Uh oh! SCs create conflict, throw out obstacles and cause trouble. … Continue reading

 

Why Novels Matter

“Novels offer us not just a map of the human mind but a way to understand how the individual human mind interacts with the world outside.” For your Friday enjoyment and thought. How has technology changed plot and theme? How … Continue reading

 

The Picture Book Writing Post in Which I Cheat and Simply Link to Another Post

Here it is! This post from Hélène Boudreau and Debi Ohi is just too good to pass up.If you are an aspiring picture book writer, I dare you not to read this: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2013/6/10/picture-book-writing-process-how-helene-boudreau-wrote-i-dar.html Making off like a bandit, here! Jean

 

How a Novelist Learned to Write Picture Books by Anna Staniszewski

My friend and agency mate, Anna Staniszewski‘s publishing success sounds a little like a fairy tale — hugely popular novels, sequels, prequels. WOW! Then, just like Jenny, the main character in her latest novel My Epic Fairy Tale Fail, Anna … Continue reading

 
 
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